A Place to Engage, Collaborate and Advocate for Children

Our mission is to build power to advance child well-being in the St. Louis region by strengthening alliances for child-friendly public policy, increasing citizen contact with policy makers, positioning youth and organizers to move systems and engaging faith communities in child advocacy.

About the Center
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Diverse, flexible meeting rooms, classrooms and community spaces are available to the community. We can accommodate lectures, meetings, day-retreats, children's activities and more.
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Just for Kids Community Conversations
The Just for Kids Community Conversations series is a set of public forums on topics that advance the work of child advocates through public policy and racial equity.
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Volunteer with Us

Deaconess Center offers a wide variety of long-term and short-term ways to connect and get involved. Opportunities for volunteers of at least 18 years of age include:

    • Greeting child advocates at our Welcome Desk: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
    • Providing hospitality for meetings and special events: Episodic, evenings and weekends
    • Setting up and breaking down meetings and special events

    Call David Nehrt-Flores at (314) 356-2533